It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.Theodore Roosevelt
Mentorship is at the heart of our work and it is how we are enacting the change we want to see in the world. We are where we are because of daily hard work, trial and error, and, the immeasurable contribution of knowledge shared by those who grew and grow.
The farm has been envisioned and designed as a living system, classroom, and laboratory with wide pathways and inviting gathering spaces to welcome visitors. Here, we share skills, perspectives, and experiences that all who come and dig-in can use to make a difference in their own lives, education, and professions. Wild Culture Farm offers workshops, tours, volunteer opportunities, and short-term stays that focus on all aspects of food, fodder, and forage systems.
Since 2011, we’ve hosted educators, artists, and students who share a passion for living a more self-sufficient and holistic lifestyle while learning age-old skills like growing food on a diverse farm that is in harmony with nature’s systems.
We started homesteading and hosting others who share this passion in the heart of Silicon Valley before we even lived on a farm! We have loved the cross-cultural knowledge, experience sharing, and world community building that has come from hosting these guests. Thus far we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming nature educators and students from Australia, France, Brazil, Malta, Chile, Columbia, Austria, Germany, Mexico, Canada, Japan, Malawi, England, South Africa, India, Switzerland, and all across the USA.
Here are some most recent reviews from those who have stayed with us (& more reviews may be found on the WWOOF website)…
“A great farm for my first experience WWOOFING – Jennifer knows about a great variety of farming and permaculture topics including different composting methods and animal care, and is generous providing a lot of food options and homey, comfortable accommodations. Be sure to check out all her cool farming and DIY books too! A wealth of information here. The surrounding area is great too, no shortage of options to suit any budget and interest!” – Nina from New York, USA
I had an amazing experience here. Jen is super generous with her knowledge and resources. The work was diverse and rewarding. – Henrietta from Australia
I spent a week at this gem of a farm and enjoyed every second. The people, accommodation, and land make it a tough place to beat. I was able to help out with a variety of tasks around the farm, and also felt like I learned a lot. Amazing WWOOFing experience! – Katherine from USA
We absolutely loved our time here. Jennifer is the kindest and truly willing to teach and give tasks that you are interested in and want to learn more about. The accommodations, the food, the people, and the location are wonderful. The work is enjoyable, lots to learn about permaculture, and there are lots of fun things to do nearby. We would have stayed longer if we could have! – Maria & Daniel from North Carolina, USA
How to Apply
If interested in getting your hands really dirty with us, please apply thru the WWOOF-USA, WorkAway, Worldpackers, or HelpX platforms.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.